Campus Events:

September 29 - October 5

Not Quite White: Arabs, Slavs, and the Contours of Contested Whiteness

Tuesday, September 30 7PM Harbach Theater, CFA

We will be viewing the documentary Not Quite White followed by a presentation and an open discussion led by visiting playwright Jamil Khoury.

Not Quite White is a documentary film that explores the complicated relationship of Arab and Slavic immigrants to American notions of whiteness. It is dedicated to a vision of whiteness that is anti-racist and rooted in economic justice.

The presentation seeks to expand the American conversation on race by zeroing in on whiteness as a constructed social and political category, a slippery slope that historically played favorites, advantaging Northern and Western European immigrants over immigrants from Eastern and Southern Europe and the Middle East. Participants will be asked to reflect upon contested and probationary categories of whiteness, the use of anti-Black racism as a “whitening” dye, and the ways in which immigrants “achieved” whiteness in order to qualify as “fully American.” Diverse meanings ascribed to whiteness and efforts at redefining whiteness will also be addressed.

Please contact Neil Blackadder ( or Anna Karwowska ( with any questions.

Women's Volleyball Home Game

Tuesday, September 30 7PM Memorial Gym

vs Illinois College

Come cheer on the Prairie Fire as our Women's Volleyball team faces Illinois College!

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Kresge Recital Hall; Friday, October 3 at 8:00 pm

Union Board: Six Flags Great America Trip!

Saturday Oct. 4

Gurnee, IL

Go with your friends to Six Flags for a fantastic group rate: $15.00 a person. Tabling for the event starts at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Sep. 30th in Seymour Gallery. When you purchase your ticket transportation is included.

If you have questions please contact, Michelle Weber <>

Mosque Alert Workshops

Wednesday, October 1st at 7:30 PM in CFA 209


Friday, October 3rd at 7:30 PM in CFA 209

Jamil Khoury and Knox College are working together to produce a new play – Mosque Alert – which will be premiering this winter term!

Mosque Alert tells the story of two suburban American families living in Naperville, Illinois - one nominally Christian, the other observantly Muslim - who find their lives intertwined and interrupted by a proposal to build a new mosque in their community.

What's more, Jamil wants YOU to be co-collaborators of this new play by participating in the Not Quite White discussion (Tuesday, September 30th) as well as attending these workshops! So if you are a writer, actor, or interested in the creation ofMosque Alert, come and participate in this amazing opportunity! We want anybody and everybody to come and share their ideas!

Questions? Email Neil Blackadder ( or Anna Karwowska (!

Caxton Club: Richard Silken

Thursday October 2nd at 4pm in the Alumni Room, OM.

Richard Siken’s poetry collection Crush won the 2004 Yale Series of Younger Poets prize, a Lambda Literary Award, the Thom Gunn Award, and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. His poems have appeared in The IowaReview, Conjunctions, Indiana Review, and Forklift, Ohio, as well as in the anthologies The Best American Poetry 2000 and Legitimate Dangers. He is a recipient of a Pushcart Prize, two Arizona Commission on the Arts grants, two Lannan Foundation residencies, and a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. His second book, War of the Foxes, is forthcoming in 2015.

Union Board Accepting Applications

All Week Long

Union Board is currently accepting applications for the 2014-2015 school year. Please pick up an application from the UB Bulletin Board, fill it out, and turn it in to campus life by 4 PM on Friday, October 3.

If you have any questions, please contact Wiktoria Goscik at or Cassie McLaughlin

Time to sign up for Intramural Volleyball!

Play starts Oct 5th

Sign-up deadline is Oct 1st

Sign up is simple:
Just visit our IM Website for entry form and rules.

*If you try hard but don't find a team, send me an email

and I'll see if I can help you join one that already exists!

We will be playing Wednesday and Sunday nights

either in Memorial Gym or the Fieldhouse. Times may vary, but we intend to hold the games between 7:30-10:30pm.

You will receive a schedule Friday, Oct 3rd.

There will be one league this year,

attendance will be taken to verify rosters,

and the coed rule will be enforced.

We are fortunate to have Casey Stachelski as the volleyball commissioner

to help support these changes!

IM Cup

New this year is an overall IM champion team!

Consider forming a team of people that want to compete in multiple IMs.

We encourage Greek groups, clubs and organizations, residence hall floors, etc. to form teams!

Teams can be up to 30 people.

Other IM activities include:

Chess, Euchre, Punt/Pass, Bag Toss, 5K, Soccer (futsal), Basketball, etc!

Visit the Intramural Website to Sign-up, View Rules, etc.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me.

Miriam Skrade

Men of Principle Scholarship (Due October 3)

To All Non-Greek Males,

Beta Theta Pi believes that college men should be recognized for their success and for their desire to achieve. In fact, for more than 173 years, we have been in the business of building men of principle. Beta strives to provide strong relationships as well as leadership opportunities and personal development. For many of our members, these skills have transferred to professional life. You have probably heard of some of them . . . Wal-mart founder Sam Walton, Baseball Great Mike Schmidt, Retail Guru Bruce Nordstrom, and Sportscaster Neil Everett to name a few.

In hopes of providing these same opportunities to your campus, Beta Theta Pi offers a scholarship totaling $500 designated by the Beta Theta Pi Foundation for non-Greek male students at Knox College with no obligation to join the fraternity. We seek to reward men who demonstrate devotion to intellectual growth and a commitment to making the College and community better places to live.

If you are interested in the scholarship, I encourage you to complete the enclosed application and turn into my k-box number 1399 by Friday October 3rd. By applying for the scholarship, you are not committing yourself to membership in Beta Theta Pi or any other organization.

If you should have any questions, please contact me at I look forward to receiving your application and meeting you soon!


Andrew Paul

Vice President

Beta Theta Pi Fraternity ​

Cellar Door Submission Drive (Deadline October 17)

Submit your poetry, fiction, rants, lists, letters, non-fiction, music, art, venn-diagrams, doodles, experiments, and comics toCELLARDOOR-USER@KNOX.EDU by October 17 (labelled "lastname_title")

This literary arts journal publishes all submissions, under the conditions that you A) love your work, and B) attend a workshop (workshop info will be released after submission drive)

Let's see what you've got.

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Union Board Meet and Greet

Wednesday 10/1 at 9 PM in the Taylor Lounge

See what Knox's programming board is all about, and how you can be a part of it! Enjoy snacks, a presentation about what Union Board does on campus, and a chance to talk to current UB members!

Help bring performers to campus, send students on trips off campus, run game nights, learn how to promote an event, and more. Come out to learn more about what we do, and to decide if Union Board is right for you!"